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Nasal spray for flu virus

9th January 2009

Researchers at St Andrew's hospital are working on a nasal spray that could stop people from developing flu.

Researcher Professor Garry Taylor-said: "There are two drugs currently used for the treatment of influenza but the virus has become resistant to one of these. We think we can mask the sugars long enough for the virus not to be able to get a foothold. We envisage it would be given as an aerosol, a bit like an asthma inhaler because you want to get it into the respiratory tract quickly. But there is a long way to go."

 

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